MEXICO
Getting to know the story behind the headlines…
its past, its people and its places
¿Qué Hay en ……
Hay Ruinas Antiguas.
Chichen Itza
Edzna
Hay Piramides
grandes.
Hay Playas Bonitas.
Hay ciudades
Grandes.
La Ciudad de México
Hay Gente Amable.
CECYTE – Quintana Roo
Hay Iglesias
MagnÍficas.
Mérida
Hay Comida
Deliciosa.
Hay Edificios
coloridos.
Mérida
Campeche
Hay Plantas Bonitas.
Hay Montañas.
Canyón de Sumidero
Hay una variedad de
Animales.
Hay músicos.
Hay bailadores.
Ballet Folklórico
México D.F. – Teatro Nacional
Hay Gente Talentosa.
Hay Muchos Museos.
México D.F.
Xalapa
Campeche
Hay Plazas Famosas.
México D.F.
Hay Monumentos
Históricos
Hay Edificios Altos.
México D.F.
Hay mercados Enormes.
Hay Fortalezas
Históricos.
Campeche
Veracruz
Puebla
Hay Cataratas
Impresionantes.
Aguas Azules
Hay Fiestas
Nacionales.
Xico
Oaxaca
Hay Mucha Arte.
Hay Castillos.
Castillo Chapultepec
Datos Importantes
• Estados: 31 y un Districto Federal
• Dinero: Peso
• Idiomas: Español, Nahuatl, Maya
• Población: 113, 423, 050
• Area: 1,964,375 sq km
• Gobierno: República Federal
• Presidente: Felipe Calderón
Las Regiones
La Bandera
Verde representa
esperanza,
alegría y amor
Rojo representa
fuerza y valor
Blanco representa
paz y honestidad
El Escudo
La leyenda dice que los aztecas fundaron su
gran ciudad México Tenochtitlan en el lugar
dónde se vieron una águila comiendo un
serpiente encima de un cactus.
Himno Nacional
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Veracruz
The city of Veracruz is a strategic port city with
economic power due to its oil and gas industries. It
also holds strong ties to events in U.S. history.
La Familia, Los Amigos
y El Tiempo Libre
These interviews were conducted with a group of high
school students that I met while touring the historic fort of
San Juan Ulúa.
La familia
Vocabulario
Unido/a – close
Apoyar – to support
Amigable – friendly
Tía – aunt
Relajante – relaxing
Travieso/a – naughty
Padrastro – stepfather
Inquieta – restless
Cuñado – brother-in-law
Encargarse de – to be in charge of
Portero – caretaker
La limpieza – cleaning
Bachillerato – high school
Reunirse – to get together
Peleas – fights
Convivir – to live together
Los Amigos
Vocabulario
Ideal – ideal
Discriminar – to discriminate against
Sincero – sincere
Confidente – confidant
Inducir – to cause something
Moral – moral support
Respetuoso – respectful
Rebelde – rebellious
Listo – clever
Atento – attentive
Ayudar – to help
La amistad – friendship
Divertirse – to enjoy oneself
Calmado – calm
Apoyar – to support
El promedio – average
El Tiempo Libre
Vocabulario
Salir con los amigos – to go out with friends Adorar – to adore
Los ratos libres – free time
es todo – that’s all
Patinar – to skate
Familiares – family
Las caricaturas – cartoons
Malecón – sea walk
Dibujar – to draw
El mar – ocean
Las historietas – comic strips
La academía – school
Salir al cine – to go to the movies
El estreno - premiere
Campeche
Campeche, a designated UNESCO World Heritage
Site, is a colonial harbor town located on the Gulf of
Mexico. Its colorful buildings and historic Spanish fort
are a reflection on the city’s storied past.
La Salud
These interviews were all conducted with people I met while
walking along the beautiful malecón in Campeche at sunset.
La Salud
vocabulario
Sano – healthy
Las toxinas – toxins
El corazón – heart
La longevidad – longevity
El rendimiento – performance
Las endorfinas – endorphins
Fisicamente – physically
La energía – energy
Saludable – healthy
Fortalezar – to strengthen
Tomar agua – to drink water
Estar en forma – to be in shape
Mantener – to maintain
Cuidar – to take care of
El Medioambiente
These interviews were all conducted with people I met while
visiting Miguel Farina’s beautiful sea turtle conservation
farm outside of the city of Campeche.
El medioambiente
Vocabulario
Las materias primas – raw materials
Conseguir – to obtain
El contenedor – container
Los recursos naturales – natural resources
Aportar – to contribute
Habitar – to inhabit
Las generaciones – generations
Regresar – to return
Los beneficios – benefits
Conservar – to conserve
Las cenizas – ashes
Considerar – to consider
Destruir – to destroy
Cotidiana – daily
Planeta – planet
disaster
La catástrofe natural – natural
Cancún
Cancún is a famous Caribbean tourist destination
located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Pristine beaches,
Mayan ruins and luxurious resorts are all found here.
El Futuro
These interviews were all conducted with students that
I met while visiting the campus of CECYTE, a
technical and vocational secondary school in Cancún.
El Futuro
Vocabulario
El turismo – tourism
Bailar – to dance
La recepcionista – receptionist
La carrera – career
Animarse – to get excited about
Las empresas – company
El chef – chef
La electricista– electrician
La especialidad – specialization
El diseño – design
Seguir – to follow
El arquitecto – architect
Los negocios – business
El retrato – portrait
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